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Please sign my petition to get the America Invents Act (H.R. 1249) repealed and tell the Patent Office to stop hurting independent inventors:…

When I was twelve years old, I designed a machine which could break the chemical bonds that formed molecules from atoms. Imagine the potential of this technology... it could be used to clean oil spills, remove excess greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere, maybe even as an early precursor of teleportation technology. But I never got the chance to attempt that, because I couldn't afford to file the patent application, and a certain group of people responsible for my education - I cannot name them here because I'm locked in a legal trap - took the rights to the invention away from me. The Patent Office, be it indirectly, helped them with this.

This past year, President Obama granted the America Invents Act (H.R. 1249). The main purpose of the America Invents Act was to change the American patent system to be more like that used by Europe - prior to H.R. 1249, the person who could prove that they had been the first to develop the invention was granted the patent rights for it. H.R. 1249 changed that so the person who is first to file the application is granted the patent rights for the invention, regardless of who invented it first. This gives large corporations - who have entire legal teams availible to write their applications in a matter of days - a major advantage over the independent inventors the patent system was originally createed to protect.

Not only that, most people don't realize there was a clause added to the America Invents Act which granted the Patent Office independent control of their fees and the use of their revenue. They no longer have to answer to Congress or federal regulations applied to government agencies on these matters. The Patent Office has essentially gone independent of Congress, like the Post Office. Less than a week after they went independent they added a 15% surcharge onto their patent fees. They had been trying unsuccessfully to get approval from Congress for this surcharge for over a year prior. It is obvious that the Patent Office is now acting in its own interest as a business, rather than in the interest of the inventors it was created to protect.

A great many patent regulations have changed now. More than I can keep up with. Last year I finally managed to get one of my inventions away from the aforementioned group of educators. I filed my application before they could file their claim. Because of the new regulations, my patent might not even be granted. Even if it is, I may not be able to pay the increased fee. It was $753 before the 15% surcharge was added, and I don't know what others they've tacked on since they got independent control. They no longer have federal regulations imposed on them.

I finally managed to get one invention away from this education organization - who, might I add, legally steals inventions from every student in America - and now, the Patent Office is trying to take it from me again.

I used to have a mentor who believed that information was the most important asset, resource, and freedom available to a person. I didn't at the time, but now that I've had a chance to see what the world has become - so full of misinformation propaganda, so many ways to force people into making mistakes - I agree with him. Try to imagine life without access to libraries, books, computers, telephones, radios, TVs, any method at all to preserve and transfer information. Your own house, your mind, even your life would be a prison and you wouldn't know what was going on. Inventors made telecommunications possible.

Now I've given you this information, through the system that we - inventors - built at great expense. Let me describe that great expense in more detail: Alfred Vail, one of the two co-inventors of long-distance telegraphy, was almost completely erased from history by the second co-inventor - Samuel F.B. Morse - who was desperate to claim the title as the sole inventor of the telegraph, and admitted this in a letter to his friend. One of the two co-inventors of radiotelegraphy was wrongly put in an asylum and left there, without any food, water, or human contact, until he died; the other was forced to fake his death and flee the government on his private yacht. The inventor of television was a fifteen-year-old Mormon farmer named Philo Farnsworth, who was constantly laughed at and bullied by corporations - even his own sponsors - until it drove him into severe depression. That is what five inventors had to go through to  grant people the ability for telecommunications. Keep in mind that those are only five of the inventors involved in telecommunications, and that there are many, many more inventions around us - making our lives possible - than simple telecommunications equipment.

So if you care at all about your freedom, your safety, your convenience, your access to information, and your future, I'm asking you to help me take a stand against the organization that's supposed to be protecting independent inventors, but is instead ripping us off and selling us out to greedy corporations. It's a very simple thing - Just click this… and sign my petition, to let President Obama know that the Patent Office is hurting independent inventors because of the bill that he passed. Help me tell him to correct his mistake. Pass the link on to your friends... we inventors built the telecommunication system so you could do just that. It will only take five minutes, and just might ensure your future.
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1. Don't criticize unless you have something constructive to say. Saying things like "This is impossible!" or "You suck!" only demean you and lower the amount of respect you will receive. Remember, people told the Wright Brothers that they were trying to accomplish something impossible for years before being proven wrong. Unless you have evidence backed by science that there's a flaw in an idea, don't start a debate about it.

Niet kritiek, tenzij je iets constructiefs te zeggen hebben. Zeggen dingen als "Dit is onmogelijk!" of "Je bent verschrikkelijk!" alleen vernederen u en hoe lager het bedrag van respect voor je krijgt. Vergeet, mensen vertelden de Wright Broeders die ze probeerden te bereiken voor iets wat onmogelijk jaar voordat het verkeerde bewezen. Tenzij je bewijs ondersteund door de wetenschap dat er een fout in een idee, begin er niet een argument over.

Kritisieren Sie nicht, wenn Sie etwas Konstruktives nicht haben, um zu sagen. Sagend Sie Sachen wie, "Das ist unmöglich!" oder "Sie sind schrecklich!" erniedrigen Sie nur, und senken Sie den Betrag der Rücksicht, die Sie erhalten werden. Erinnern Sie sich, Leute sagten den Wright Brüdern, daß sie versuchten, etwas Unmögliches seit Jahren zu vollbringen, bevor sie falsch bewiesen werden. Wenn Sie kann nicht durch die Wissenschaft unterstützen, dass es einen Fehler in einer Idee gibt, fangen Sie nicht ein Argument darüber an.

Критика – только конструктивная. Аргументами из разряда «Этого не может быть, потому что не может быть никогда» или «Автор – кретин» Вы только унизите себя. Помните, сколько лет братьям Райт твердили, что они хотят невозможного, прежде чем те доказали обратное. Если Вы не разбираетесь в вопросе, не спорьте.

2. Accept each other individually and give each other a chance. Ideas should be evaluated by innovation displayed in the design, not by credentials displayed on the office wall. Don't make complaints like "This person can't be a technical designer, they don't have a university degree!" Or "The design can't possibly work! He's only 13!" Self-education is actually much more effective than formal education if your goal is just to be a good creator. Self-education can begin at any age and innovation is independent of the piece of paper we call a diploma. If you come complaining about another person's qualifications, I'll be inclined to say that you just aren't open-minded enough to give them a chance.

Accepteer elkaar individueel en geven elkaar een kans. Ideeën moeten worden beoordeeld door innovatie weergegeven in het ontwerp, niet door de geloofsbrieven weergegeven op de kantoor muur. Niet klachten te maken, zoals "Deze persoon kan niet als een technisch ontwerper worden, ze beschikken niet over een universitair diploma!" of "Het ontwerp kan onmogelijk werken! Hij is gewoon 13 jaar!" Self-onderwijs is in feite veel effectiever dan het formele onderwijs als uw wens is gewoon om een goede schepper worden. Self-onderwijs kan beginnen op elke leeftijd en innovatie is onafhankelijk van het papier noemen we een diploma. Als u een klacht indienen over de kwalificaties van een andere persoon, Ik denk dat je gewoon niet open-minded genoeg om ze een kans geven.

Akzeptieren Sie einander individuell und geben Sie einander eine Chance. Ideen sollen durch die im Design gezeigte Neuerung bewertet werden, nicht durch die Zertifikate gezeigt auf der Bürowand. Geben Sie nicht Argumente wie "Diese Person kann nicht ein technischer Entwerfer sein, sie haben einen Universitätsgrad nicht!" oder "Das Design kann nicht Funktionen! Der Entwerfer ist nur 13 Jahr!" Selbstausbildung ist sicher viel wirksamer als formelle Ausbildung wenn Ihr Wunsch gerade ist, um ein guter Schöpfer zu sein. Selbstausbildung kann in jedem Alter beginnen und Neuerung ist vom der Papier das wir ein Diplom nennen, unabhängig. Wenn Sie sich über die Qualifikationen einer anderen Person beklagen, ich werde denken, dass Sie gerade nicht aufgeschlossen genug sind, um ihnen eine Chance zu geben.

Примите друг друга индивидуально и дайте друг другу шанс. Идеи должны быть оценены новшеством, показанным в проекте, не свидетельствами, показанными на стене офиса. Не направляйте, что жалобы как <<Этот человек не могут быть техническим проектировщиком, они не имеют университетского свидетельства!>> или <<Проект не может работать! Он только 13 лет!>> Самообразование фактически намного более эффективно чем систематическое-образование если ваше желание быть хороший изобретатель. Самообразование может начаться в любом возрасте и новшество независимо из бумаги мы называем диплом. Если Вы жалуетесь на квалификации другого человека, Я буду верить что Вы только не являетесь достаточно непредубежденными, чтобы дать им шанс.

3. Don't force your personal beliefs on another person if they ask you not to. Everybody is entitled to an opinion. Everybody is also entitled to choose not to listen to another person's opinion. Please only discuss personal opinions if the other person wants to.

Niet forceer je persoonlijke overtuigingen op een andere persoon als ze je vragen niet te doen. Iedereen heeft recht op een mening. Iedereen heeft ook het recht om te kiezen niet te luisteren naar mening van een andere persoon. Gelieve alleen te bespreken persoonlijke ervaringen en meningen als de andere persoon wil.

Zwingen Sie Ihren persönlichen Glauben auf einer anderen Person nicht wenn sie nicht dich fragen. Jeder wird zu einer Meinung berechtigt. Jeder wird auch berechtigt zu beschließen, der Meinung einer anderen Person nicht zuzuhören. Besprechen Sie bitte nur persönliche Meinungen, wenn die andere Person dazu will.

Не наложить ваши личные верования на другом человеке если они спрашивают Вас не. Каждый имеет мнение. Каждый может также хотеть не слушать мнение другого человека. Пожалуйста только обсудите личные мнения, если другой человек хочет.

4. And, as always, follow the official deviantART policies.

Zoals altijd gehoorzamen de officiële deviantART beleid.

Als immer, gehorchen Sie den offiziellen deviantART Regulierungen.

Как всегда, повинуйтесь универсальное deviantART Правила.




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Pixel-Penguin-dA Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Two things, one; is this a group in which I could learn more about technical writing and two; since I'm seeing a lot of comments about translations, are there people in this group who would provide such a service for a negotiable price, be it real money or points?
AvantiNostalgia Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hello! Is this group active?
My submission expired.
sollidara Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for accepting! ^_^
Francoise-Evelyne Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
I can help with German if you like :).
FCCU Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
your russian is pretty lame, I can help with correct translation. note me if help needed.
Steamstrike Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure that's true, I really only speak enough Russian to say hello and ask for directions and simple groceries and such. If you want to translate it correctly, I would use your translation.
FCCU Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
shit. preview fucked me. i didn't meant to strike out last two paragraphs.
Steamstrike Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, I sometimes have the same thing happen. I updated the text, thank you for the translations :)
FCCU Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
ok. at first:

Здрaвcтвyйте, и спасибо посещать начальную страницу #Drafting-and-Design, deviantART Группа для технического новшества!

Здравствуйте, добро пожаловать на страницу #Drafting-and-Design – группы технических инноваций и изобретений!

Не критикуйте, если Вы не имеете кое-чего конструктивным, чтобы сказать. Говоря как <<Это невозможно!>> или <<Вы ужасны!>> только оскорбить Вы и понизьте количество уважения, которое Вы получите. Помните, люди сказали Wright Brothers, что они пробовали достигнуть кое-чего невозможного в течение многих лет прежде, чем быть доказанным неправильном. Если Вы не имеете доказательства то, что идея неправильна не спорите об этом.

Критика – только конструктивная. Аргументами из разряда «Этого не может быть, потому что не может быть никогда» или «Автор – кретин» Вы только унизите себя. Помните, сколько лет братьям Райт твердили, что они хотят невозможного, прежде чем те доказали обратное. Если Вы не разбираетесь в вопросе, не спорьте.

for example) other stuff i'll rephrase later.
LocationCreator Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for adding my work and accepting my bid for membership in your group. Looks like lots of good stuff here!
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